New info on Palo Alto Cessna crash

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redwoodcyclist
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New info on Palo Alto Cessna crash

Postby redwoodcyclist » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:06 pm

Hello all,

I thought some of you might enjoy this article on a recent crash in Palo Alto. The comments section is especially interesting. There is so much the public doesn't understand about aviation...

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/in ... =3&t=11386

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ricknorcal
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Re: New info on Palo Alto Cessna crash

Postby ricknorcal » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:14 pm

...The comments section is especially interesting. There is so much the public doesn't understand about aviation...


That's sure the truth, especially the meaning of 'pilot-in-command'. The bottom line is, we still have no idea what caused the accident.

It is interesting how this caused a shift in the readers' comments from the earlier article. At the time of the incident, the (non-aviation-aware) consensus was: "Close the airport, it's dangerous and we don't need it anyway, and the power outage was really annoying", and now it's something like: "It's the pilot's fault, the tower controller told him it was too dangerous for takeoff", which is, of course, not what the controller said.

Thanks for the update.
Rick


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